CyberScout reports 29% rise in U.S. data breaches

MATT CULLINA, CEO of Providence-based CyberScout, said the report released this month by CyberScout and the Identity Theft Resource Center highlights the need for businesses to guard against data breaches and protect themselves with cyber insurance. /COURTESY MATT CULLINA
MATT CULLINA, CEO of Providence-based CyberScout, said the report released this month by CyberScout and the Identity Theft Resource Center highlights the need for businesses to guard against data breaches and protect themselves with cyber insurance. /COURTESY MATT CULLINA
PROVIDENCE – U.S. corporations reported 791 data breaches between Jan. 1 and June 30, a 29 percent increase over 2016 figures during the same period and a record half-year high, according to a report by CyberScout and the Identity Theft Resource Center. The ITRC, a national nonprofit organization based in San Diego, projected in the…

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